Life is Difficult (a poem by Virginia : )

Virginia is not one for writing much poetry (an occasional poem puts in an appearance here @ Roses in the Rubble, usually written by others?) but last week this poem came scribbling out while lunching out, so this week I typed it up for posterity.

Life is Difficult

Life is a gift – is it?

Not all the time.

Without wonder,

Without meaning,

Without hope –

Life is difficult,

Life is hard.

Worry, anxiety, hurt and despair…

At times disappointment looms everywhere.

But beauty abounds

If you look around.

Light shines in the darkness

(even when it’s hard to be found.)

Light that is here for you, in you, with you

Waiting to turn hope into reality,

(even if not envisaged until eternity.)

Life is difficult,

Life is hard.

You are NOT alone.

God is with you, here to carry you

With Love,

The never-ending kind.

Don’t give up on wonder,

Your life has meaning:

Beloved of God.

Choose hope, choose wonder, choose love.

Life is a gift, for the glory of God.

Keep on going,

Keep Hope alive.

God’s love abounds, even when you cry.

Open your heart to springs of Hope,

There to help you cope.

Life is difficult,

Life is hard.

Keep on going

(With God’s help)

Keep Hope alive.

grace, peace & hope

Virginia : )

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)

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36 Responses to Life is Difficult (a poem by Virginia : )

  1. I loved it… and I too believe only God can help me with my life

  2. Debbie says:

    Beautiful, Virginia! I love it when a poem appears fully (or mostly) formed in my mind. It basically tells me that God put it there and wants to use me to put it out in the world. After all, if we can’t (or won’t) lift one another up, we’re letting ourselves be molded by the world rather than by the Maker!

  3. Cjo says:

    I loved your poem it helped me today…hugs to you

  4. TMH says:

    Thanks for the inspiration and the reminder that we need to nurture ‘hope’.

    • Virginia says:

      Hope is not always easy, Tim, especially on freezing dreary-doldrums November days! Requires lots of effort (& hot chocolate & some of your baked goodies help, methinks!) Blessings Tim! 🙂

  5. Dewin Nefol says:

    Hey Virginia,

    Lit-up like a firework, your words sparkle with colours of love and hope. Shine on Virginia, shine on! 😀

    Brightest blessings, Namaste,


    • Virginia says:

      High encouragement indeed, Dewin, to someone who is in awe of your mastery of the poetic word!

      You have such a gift that shines with wonder…

      Bright hope-filled blessings, DN! VA 🙂

      • Dewin Nefol says:

        Thank you! As do you Virginia! I’d be delighted to read more of your heart-felt, colour-filled poetry (and have no doubt others would as well!), which would entirely compliment your compelling photography.

        Be bold, be brave, be adventurous! Shine like a diamond! 😀



      • Virginia says:

        Blessings, Dewin, and thanks for that (much needed) challenge to be BOLD, BRAVE & ADVENTUROUS. 🕊🌟🤗🌟🕊

      • Dewin Nefol says:

        Press-on whilst the writing iron is still hot 😀


  6. Beautiful poem thank you for sharing this, Virginia.

    I look forward to reading more on your blog.
    Have a great day!

  7. arlene says:

    Beautiful and so true. Hugs and blessings Virginia!

  8. Michelle says:

    I love this! Life is hard but anything is possible with God. 💕

    • Virginia says:

      Amen, Michelle. Sometimes keeping hope alive is hard unless we open our hearts to possibilities of God’s grace (that doesn’t always come as we expect? in wrapping paper of suffering, but with grace and love to get through it?) Hugs! VA 🙂

  9. JOY journal says:

    Very true. Life really is hard a lot of the time. Having teens has made me really think about this. I told one daughter the other day that I suspect a lot of life — for the believer — is about God preparing us to be the kind of people He wants to spend forever with. That requires Him to be less interested in our short-term comfort than our eternal joy. For the not-yet-a-believer, the hardness of life surely must be a call to look for the God of Hope. I’m not sure that comforted her, but it comforted me! 🙂

    • Virginia says:

      Amen, Nora!!! Sometimes we’re more interested in short-term deliverables (as in ‘deliver us from this challenging trial’) when God wants to walk (carry, drag) us through our challenges, strengthening our faith and lives with Love (the capital “L” kind) that engenders Hope (the capital “H” kind.) Blessings & hugs!! VA 🙂

  10. Mama Duck says:

    This is wonderful and real! Life sure has its challenges but we “press on to reach the end of the race…” Phil 3:14 You wrote a beautiful poem.

    • Virginia says:

      Thank you and Amen, Mama Duck!! Sometimes the race takes to places we’d rather not go (!!) but pressing on with Christ beside us (in us) gives us the heavenward perspective to hope and not give up. Blessings!! VA 🙂

  11. So beautiful. Thank you for the encouraging words to keep going and a timely reminder. Just what I needed to hear. Life is difficult, life is hard, but God is with me. Always.
    Keep spreading positivity. Blessings to you.

    • Virginia says:

      Hey Sunshine! Joshua 1:9 and Isaiah 41:10 have been a favorite verses for eons. Life may be difficult and hard, but God is with us ALWAYS, whithersoever we may go. Wishing you lots of Hope & blessings – VA 🙂

  12. Love this lines Life is difficulty and hard….!💕

  13. My Carmel says:

    So beautiful, Virginia! Love and abundant blessings to you always! ❤

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